Alvin Lynn Allison
Alvin Lynn Allison, age 68, of Nashua, IA died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 19, 2022, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory – Olson Chapel in Nashua with Chaplain Matthew McCraney officiating.
For those unable to attend Alvin’s Funeral Service please join the family via Livestream at the link below.
Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua with Adam Barlow, Glen Carey, Kevin Zwanziger, Rylan Zwanziger, Aaron Schmidt, and Charlie Harrington serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Roger Vohsman, Leon Wait, Charles Carey, Jimmy Harrington, and David Carty.
Friends may greet the family from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday.
Alvin was born on June 8, 1954, to Garford and Beatrice (Reetz) Allison in Charles City. He was the oldest of the couple’s three sons and helped his parents on their farm southeast of Nashua — working in the fields and in the barn as the Allisons’ had a dairy operation with Brown Swiss cows.
He attended a one-room schoolhouse before it closed and then transferred into the Nashua Community Schools district, where he was a member of the Class of 1972.
Alvin farmed for much of his life, but he also worked at the White Farm factory in Charles City when he was younger, but honestly, his heart belonged to that farm, where he grew corn and soybeans and had cow/calf herd made up of Charolais, which he would tell you were the best cattle.
He was set up with Sue McCraney on a blind date one night, and they went out to eat at Don’s in Nashua. Sue will tell you she knew right away that Alvin was the guy for her, telling her friends “I’m going to marry that man.” She loved how respectful he was, how he opened car doors for her and always said “yes ma’am” or “no ma’am.”
Alvin was, as Sue put it, a gentleman, and the two were married on November 21, 1987, and Alvin also gained a son, Chris, that day. He eventually adopted Chris, who will tell you that he couldn’t have picked a better dad than Alvin.
Alvin was an avid toy tractor collector and International Harvester was his toy of choice. He and a buddy spent many a summer going to tractor pulls, where sometimes Alvin was a spectator and sometimes he was a puller.
He also gave back to his community as he was a member of the Chickasaw County Cattleman’s Association, a Big 4 Fair Board member and a trustee for the rural fire department.
But his number one priority was always his family, including his six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Let’s put it this way: Alvin and Sue loved to spoil them and they’d do anything for them.
He retired from farming a few years ago after Sue was diagnosed with a incurable blood cancer, and he was a wonderful, loving caretaker — doing the laundry, shopping and anything she needed to be more comfortable.
Alvin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but he fought the good fight and rarely, if ever, complained.
This man who loved his wife, his son, his grandchildren, his great-grandchild, his friends and his farm will be dearly missed, but those that knew Alvin are grateful that he isn’t suffering anymore and is in a better place.
Alvin is survived by his wife, Sue of Nashua; his son, Chris (Melissa) Allison of Waterloo; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Kevin (Vicci) Allison of Taylor, Texas, and Brian Allison of Nashua.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers donations will be given to charities of the families choosing.